Long Term Care for Younger People

Senior Planning recognizes the unique challenges that come with finding long term care for younger people who are severely disabled. Since most long term care communities in Arizona tend to house primarily geriatric residents, it can be challenging to find a community that makes a younger person feel like they have found the place for them. We understand this unique challenge and hope to offer some helpful advice to people who are searching for care.

Residential Care Homes Explained

One of the first decisions that anyone searching for senior care for a loved one needs to make is what kind of community to look at. Oftentimes, our clients are less familiar with residential care homes than with other kinds of communities. One of our roles is to help our clients become familiar with care options that they may not have considered on their own. Senior Planning knows that there are a number of great residential care communities located all over the state.

Private Pay vs. ALTCS

For those looking at nursing homes, residential care homes, or assisted living communities, questions will certainly come up about how to pay for things. It’s important to have a plan of action for how to pay for care. Here are some helpful tips on how to pay for senior care in Arizona, including a discussion of private pay vs. Arizona Long Term Care System (ALTCS).

Senior Living Solutions in Buckeye

If you are looking for senior care in Buckeye, Arizona, you should answer some questions about your needs before you begin. Are you planning on moving to a senior living community in Buckeye? What kind of Buckeye senior living facility are you thinking about. Some of your choices include: Assisted Living, Independent Living, Residential Care homes, or in home care. If you are thinking about getting in-home care in Buckeye, you may want to consult with an expert before you make any arrangements. In home care agencies vary a great deal, as you should make sure the the Buckeye in home care agency that you retain has good references.

Care Options for ALTCS Recipients

It’s is important for Arizona seniors to consider that applying for ALTCS is only the first step in getting senior care from the state of Arizona. Senior Planning will help you work through the different types of senior care options for ALTCS options. After you qualify for ALTCS, your task then becomes finding ALTCS accepting assisted living communities or ALTCS accepting residential care homes. Or you may decide to use your ALTCS funds to try to find an in home caregiver. Regardless, this could be a long, complex, and drawn out process as you wait for the dominos to fall, one by one.

Second Hand Smoke Leads to 42,000 deaths

How many Americans die from smoking without even lighting up a cigarette? More than 42,000 people a year, including 900 infants, according to a new, thorough analysis of secondhand smoke deaths by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco.

An Ounce of Prevention

Preventive measures, such as getting a yearly flu shot and getting screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, are also important for growing old gracefully.

Stay Limber

Daily stretching is important, Dyer said. Your muscles tend to shorten and stiffen when you aren’t active, but stretching activities such as yoga will improve your flexibility.

Amp Up your Fitness

If there’s one step you should take for improving your health and helping you steer clear of chronic disease, it’s exercise, experts say. And it really is never too late to start.

Never Too Late to Work Out

It’s never too late to start leading a healthier lifestyle. Even well into their 60s and 70s, adults can take action to reduce their risk of developing chronic disease.
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Self Harm Leads to Early Natural Death

People who intentionally hurt themselves are known to be at an increased risk of committing suicide, but a new study finds they are also more likely to die young from natural causes.